Skip to main content

About your Search

20120701
20120731
STATION
WMPT (PBS) 22
KQED (PBS) 19
LANGUAGE
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 62 (some duplicates have been removed)
PBS
Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to rage, the regime more as it has chemical weapons and would use the myth based with a foreign attack. the suspect in the mass shooting in a colorado movie theater makes his first appearance in court. one columbine survivor is faced with tragedy again. >> to live through it twice, it is on real. -- it is unreal. it is not fair. >> forget about the canoing you did at summer camp. bbc is getting in on the act. first up, a ride down the rapids. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. faced with a foreign attack, syria will be ready to unleash its chemical weapons. that was the warning from the assad regime that served as the first public acknowledgement country possesses such materials. it comes as fierce fighting continues in damascus. our correspondent reports from the border crossing between syria. >> there are huge numbers of heavily armed government forces in this northern city determined to stop the rebel army capturing the country's commercial center. outnumbered and out-gunned, the fsa occasionally scores remarkable successes. these pictures cannot b
PBS
Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
shot. >> we were in a protest. the army shot at us with automatic weapons. the bullet hit me in the leg and broke a bone. >> there is growing international concern about syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. israel has said it would act if they felt there were falling into the wrong hands. today, the syrian foreign ministry said the weapons were safe but warned they could be used in the event of foreign intervention. >> any unconventional weapon would never be used against civilians or syrian people in this crisis. these weapons are meant to be used only in the evidence of external aggression against the syrian republic. >> several governments are putting in place contingency plans to evacuate their nationals. the fighting inside syria it shows no signs of abating. bbc news on the turkey-syria border. >> the subject of the chemical weapons, president obama had this message today for the syrian government. >> given the stockpiles of chemical weapons, we will continue to make it clear the world is watching and that they will be held accountable by the international community and the
PBS
Jul 20, 2012 5:30pm EDT
rifle he used may have been moderate side -- may have been modified to fire up to 100 rounds and he was wearing body armor. what does that tell you as an investigator? >> when you find that type of scenario, you really have to dig deep. why did you come up with all of these weapons? why were you carrying so many weapons and all of the explosives and all of these? there had to be some intent in there for some reason. of course, that is the big thing, what was the reason? was the reason simply a single individual perspective on the way things are or should be, or was this being promoted by some outside source. >> the u.s. seems to have a lot of these attacks? how do you prevent more? or do you just have to accept that they are going to happen? >> i do not think we have to except that. i think we have to keep our pulse on the activities surrounding us in these particular natures and figure out ways to try to prevent these things. the whole thing depends on prevention. you do that by continually trying to select intelligence information about the type of activities that may be looming aroun
WETA
Jul 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
sound is still going strong. >> we welcome our viewers who have joined us on pbs in america and around the globe. today austerity measures in spain brought violent protests. miners fed up with the cuts marched on madrid and clashed with police. demonstrators threw stones and firecrackers, and police responded with rubber bullets. it came as the government announced more stringent measures to help the country's big leaguered banks. here is our report. >> on the streets of madrid today, protestors clashed with police. some threw stones. among the crowd, spanish miners protesting cuts to government subsidies. there is a reaction to government cuts not only in the mining sector, but the government is taxing more and spends less. these people believe that is not the answer to the problem. some have traveled a long way to bring their message to the capital. >> some of these have, walked from the mines in far north spain. in these towns, running battles between the miners and police. the miners weapons, firecrackers. they have looked like a rebel army. the government says it can't afford to p
PBS
Jul 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
has done that. the public is wondering where are the regulations that are supposed to guide us here? the bankers are saying -- this will make it more difficult for us to do our job. making it hard to function as banks with economies growing. >> he said they are done apologizing, but that this is the kind of scandal the leaves the public wanting more regulation to stop this from happening again. >> the wall street journal just had a conference of cfo's around the world with unprecedented levels of cash in their companies. they have of for a few years. why is that? you hear from them and we cannot be sure that there's going to be another banking crisis or financial crisis and we will be able to go to our banks for funding in the future. we are putting this cash on hand just in case. this latest scandal is not going to dull the concern in any way. >> talking about the financial crash, which this seems to be wrapped up in, they are downgrading the american growth prospects and numbers will be watched carefully in the white house for more signs that the recovery is fragile. >> that is ri
PBS
Jul 17, 2012 5:30pm EDT
said what it called a terrorist damaged a power station here. activist said security forces used mortars and attacked. shooting was reported in a main street right in the heart of damascus. in other parts, things seem to be fairly normal. the main centers of the regime's power have yet to come under attack. the free syrian army is calling its operation at damascus volcano. after 16 months, the uprising has finally arrived in the capital. >> to libya, the national forces alliance looks to of done very well. in contrast to a neighbor in -- neighboring countries, islamist parties are trailing behind. here is our correspondent. >> ever so slowly, the results of libya's first democratic elections in more than 40 years are being declared. thus far, a moderate technocrats is edging ahead. he was propelled on the world stage after the fall of gaddafi. welcome to warmly by nicolas sarkozy and other global leaders. western educated and english speaking, he was credited with attracting support. he was one of the first high- profile defectors to the national transitional council at the begin
WETA
Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
union bank, our relationship managers use their -- work hard to know your business. we offer specialized solutions for your business. what can we do for you? >> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying cleaner-burning natural gas to generate electricity. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol, a biofuel made from renewable sugar cane. >> a minute, mom! >> let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >> and now, bbc world news. >> this is "bbc world news america" reporting from washington. reports of more mass killings in syria sparked outrage. the international committee is struggling with the next step. growth falls to a low over concerns at home and abroad. >> the chinese economy is slowing and that raises a huge question. will they be able to fill these buildings? will the chinese debt dragging down? >> honoring bob hope. he might have been an american treasure, but his daughter helps celebrate his british roots. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. 24 hours af
PBS
Jul 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
egypt, aid to egypt might suffer. >> it might, but you want to be careful how you use that cudgel because it could spark a very adverse reaction with the egyptians and make things worse rather than better. i think our attitude has been correct towards egypt right now. president obama and secretary clinton. we want them to move forward and resolve these issues, but we also have an obligation to our taxpayers as well. >> let's talk about syria. kofi annan said that iran can play a positive role and should there be -- should therefore be part of the solution in the syrian crisis. can you imagine the u.s. working with iran to stop the bloodshed in syria? >> they have had people on the ground, as you know, if they lose syria, in the words of our general and head of our central command said it will be the greatest blow to iran in 25 years. it is far more likely we would get cooperation from russia, and that certainly is questionable, that would be from iran. this is looking more and more like mr. anon is getting more and more desperate and various of his plans have failed and it is beco
PBS
Jul 19, 2012 5:30pm EDT
deploying chemical weapons, either threatening to use them to produce ethnic cleansing or actually using them. then you get a disintegration into warlordism and a descent into chaos. >> is there international diplomacy -- does it have a role to play in an assad exit strategy? >> i think that's the most important element, to see if it is possible to extract him. tot's why the commitment their role of the christian communities becomes critically important, to separate them as well as the russians and chinese from assad. if we could somehow get him out of the country, the process of moving to a post-assad future becomes more possible. >> thank you for joining us. the authorities in bulgaria have released footage of the man they suspect carried out the suicide bombing of a bus full of israeli tourists yesterday which left at least six people dead. he was carrying a fake american driver's license. israel blames hezbollah and iran for the attack, but iran denies involvement. >> this is the man authorities believe is the suicide bomber captured on closed-circuit television minutes before he ble
PBS
Jul 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> police are followg us everywhere. as if our pain was not enough. >> these mothers and fathers say that they will never stop searching, clinging to the slim hope that they will someday find their children. >> the first witness has provided testimony in the trial of the bosnian leader [unintelligible] the witness survived the massacre of 1992. the accused is charged with 700 war crimes and crimes against humanity. he denies the charges. and as we have seen, the problems have far reaching implications there. coming out on top, was royal dutch shell rounding out the top five were chinese companies and bp. i am joined from new york by the fortunes executive editor. what about there being fewer? >> we have seen a drop of in the european countries. we have seen a falling in the ranking of several important european banks. and you need about $29 billion in and feet -- annual and it is going to take them down a few pegs. and there is a global shift in economic power, given the rise of china. >> four years ago, there were only nine chinese-based company's. now there are triple that. you are seei
WETA
Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
was not being used. >> i have been told many times that i would have a job at the olympics, and then two or three days later, a call them up and ask what is happening, and they do not know. >> in a statement, g4s, whose contract includes financial penalties, said they had encountered delays in progressing applicants through the final stages, but they are working extremely hard to process these as quickly as possible. >> some of the troops who have been deployed had just returned from afghanistan. others will have to count for holiday. >> i was down there a week ago, and many see it as a great national event and what to do the right thing in order to ensure our security. >> today, another sign of a security operation unprecedented in peacetime. officials are adamant that this will not compromise security, but it will not prevent questions being asked about this embarrassing last minute call-up. >> for more on the security concerns heading into the learning games, i am joined by the director of the homeland security program at the center for strategic and international studies. thanks
WETA
Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
used by a passenger. with a deadly at the same time in london, six people had been taken into custody as terrorist suspects. some live close to the olympic site, but scotland yard says the arrests were not linked to the games. a similar message today from police, who have now been given more time to question their suspects. >> in russia, the parliament has given initial backing to a law that would brand many campaign groups foreign age groups. chris engaging in political activity would have to be registered. they said the legislation is needed to protect russia from outside influences. opponents claim it is an attempt to stop protests against president vladimir putin. could women soon be permitted to become bishops in britain? it is an issue currently being discussed by the church of england's ruling body. the church has begun discussion of the proposal, and if passed, it would end 2000 years of tradition, and under a compromise, a anglicans will always be able to see a male bishops who shares their views, but some liberals have threatened to vote against the plan. our religio
PBS
Jul 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
text messages, which brings us right into how danny boyle galvanized the twitter age. the audiences that came to the dress rehearsal behind us this week, to save the surprise. and are we glad they saved it because tonight, we have been delighted by the show. >> it has been quite remarkable. thank you so much for joining me in the studio with our incredible view of the olympic stadium behind us. you are watching "bbc world news america." we will take you to one stall in the shadow of olympic park, which is playing a part in these ceremonies. in 1936, the olympics were the first to be shown on television. it sought a 13-year-old become the youngest female gold medalist -- it saw a 13-year-old become the youngest female gold medalist a libyan, a record which still has not been broken -- gold medalist olympian. >> the 1936 games remain the most remarkable of all of them feared it was allocated to berlin before hitler came to power, but he was determined to outdo los angeles with this magnificent stadium. - than the top tier and the roof, which was added for the world cup in 2006 -- minu
PBS
Jul 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
us. we have news already of our favorite olympian. >> they have been rehearsing every night this week. i am already robbing my hands -- rubbing my hands. he is the reigning 200 meter champion. he had been beaten in the jamaican trials. the golden ticket for the olympics is to see the gold medal winner in the 100 meters final. he says he is about 95% fit. he has been speaking to our sports editor. >> there has been a lot to talk about your fitness. are you 100%? >> i want to say yes, but i think i am 95%. i am in great shape. i am ready to go. >> what has been the problem? >> my back. maybe i was basing it too far. i was trying not to pressure my back. that was the main problem. my hands. -- my hands -- my handspring was always causing a problem. >> you said in the press conference that you had been through a lot. what did you mean? >> there are so many things that i have to keep focus on. it is hard to keep having these problems over and over again. if you are not mentally strong, it is tough. >> the olympics have not started the ceremony had, that we have already had controversy. >>
PBS
Jul 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
much for joining us. >> thank you. >> pressure is rising on the european central bank to address the crisis. a sign of how widespread the concern is, today the u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner made an unexpected visit to his german counterpart while she was on holiday and issued this statement expressing confidence in the efforts to support the euro. here is our correspondent. >> a quiet hotel on the north sea island might seem like an unlikely venue for the meeting of two policymakers, but these are unusual times. u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner, concerned about the euro zone crisis, sought a meeting with the german minister on his holiday. in a statement, they said there was a need for global cooperation to resolve debt problems. momentum is building, possibly to be unveiled at the european central bank on thursday. its chief promised last week to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. investors took that to mean that ecb would help countries like spain by buying up their iou'e and government bonds. they purchased bonds for 2010, but that seems to be reluctant
PBS
Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
condemned the use of attack helicopters in the area. our correspondent and cameramen are there and send this report. >> they have been celebrating victory in part of aleppo city. it is certainly premature. the rebels and residents say they have reason to cheer. >> the rebels have brought us here to show some of the damage they have brought against the government tanks. a design of the -- it is a sign of some of the fierce fighting that has taken place. this is what has happened to the army's first counter-attack. that does not mean the rebels have won. they say they control 70% of the city. that is unlikely. the view from state tv is very different. >> in a roundup otroubled spots, it said government forces could gain the upper hand across syria. this is what state tv is not showing. what activist says is the city being pounded. nor are they showing the shelling anin homs. we cannot verify this footage. residents tried to get children to safety. it appears to be a gruesome discovery. the media activist whose films this claims these were summary executions. president bashar al-assad is u
WETA
Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
told the bbc the a saudi regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons -- the assad regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if things get worse. we go to the coast of honduras, where cocaine has become the country's curse. and running for gold. how an olympian overcame the odds to compete for america. >> when i look at where i came from, i have to pinch myself. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. tonight, the fighting in syria appears to be moving closer to the center of the capital, damascus. over the past couple days, clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have taken place in the southern suburbs of the city. now, even more worrying, syria's for ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president saleh saad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. -- syria's former ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president assad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. >> international diplomacy is struggling to find a way out. in these pictures, activists say people are
WETA
Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
not only in damascus but in syria as a whole. they are wrong to underestimate us. >> these street fighting pictures and damascus were not filled by rebels, they are from state television. a tacit admission by the regime of house serious situation has become. -- of how serious the situation has become. the violence has crept in from outlying districts like these. last night, the barracks of the presidential palace were set ablaze. this morning's blast was a place presume to be a secure stronghold. >> this sent a message to the regime that the hands of the syrian people can reach any one side of damascus and even bashar al-assad. he is not safe anymore. >> but the regime still commands a powerful and ruthless security apparatus. this is worrying to the rest of the world. >> this is a situation round of the spinning out of control. for that reason, it is extremely important that the international community, working with other countries, have concerns in that area, have to bring maximum pressure on assad. >> the opposition smells victory. they have been celebrating the attacks as most
PBS
Jul 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
either side of the pilot -- they introduced the idea of a joystick. the boeing aircraft all use the old wheel that you see in the movies. many pilots swear that if you have your hands on the wheel, you can feel the aircraft differently. airbus will make the argument, and hundreds of thousands of pilots will confirm and say that the joystick gives you a sensitivity, gives you a very professional read of what the aircraft is doing. but in this case, the pilot, the left-hand seat apparently could not see the co-pilot -- the person sitting in the right seat had the joystick jam back, and he did not pick up any indications that that was happening -- joystick jammed back. the one time that they pitched the nose down, the plane started to fly, but then they pulled it back up. >> which is a greek tragedy. it seems you are suggesting you can fix every single thing, but it is hard to think you will ever totally eliminate -- >> you are not. this is an accident where you really want to focus on cockpit management. how do you cooperate? how do you diagnosed jointly? even when you are in unfamili
PBS
Jul 24, 2012 5:30pm EDT
escalated even further, with firsthand accounts forces have used fighter jets to bomb the city of aleppo. rebel fighters launched an offensive to try to get control of the area from the army. our correspondent and cameraman are there and have the very latest. >> it is the islamic month of ramadan, so when the sun goes down, another day of fighting, and in syria, the rebel army comes out to fight. we joined a convoy on a highly dangerous mission to aleppo, headlights off to avoid being seen, passing under the nose of government troops and into serious second city, where the insurgency has found its love this voice -- its loudest voice. many here are desperate for the rebels suit -- to succeed, clamoring for freedom denied by their president, but as the rebels take over this district, what many fear they will see is an osmotic takeover that will unleash a whirlwind of division and bloodshed across the region. hundreds, perhaps as many as 1000, rebel fighters have pushed into this part of aleppo city. as you can see, they have set up barricades. there is fear that reinforcements will
WETA
Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mission. and taking a trip on the a train, join us on a colorful and noisy ride on new york's most colorful subway line. >> welcome to our viewers around the growth -- around the globe. if confirmed, the party that has ruled the country with a tight grip for most of the last century is back in power, but the slim margin of victory for enrique pena nieto is not the one that he had hoped for. his main rival has yet to concede. >> after a long and bitter campaign, the front runner in the mexican presidential race now says he has crossed the finish line. almost as soon as the partial results were released, enrique pena nieto spoke of reconciliation and told his supporters that he would govern all of mexico. >> i assume with emotion and great commitment the full responsibility and maned it -- mandate that mexicans have given me today. in the past three months of the politicians and candidates have spoken every day. today the citizens spoke with clarity and did so with a -- advocating for a change in direction. thank you to all mexicans. [applause] >> when his rival addressed his activis
WETA
Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
particle which may be the use of so-called god particle, the higgs boson, and it may be time to put the champagne in the refrigerator. >> it is a discovery about the fabric of the universe that will go down as one of the greatest in science. in a giant underground facility near geneva, observers have found the key to matter. in the circular tunnel, they have identified a new kind of particle, as predicted nearly 50 years ago by a british professor, peter higgs. today, he was in geneva, at an emotional announcement of the discovery of the higgs boson. >> i want to congratulate everyone on this tremendous achievement. for me, this is really an incredible thing that happened in my lifetime. [applause] >> the scientists hunted for it by firing particles through the tunnel and forcing them to collide to reveal their inner workings. alternately, this is a very basic question, to understand what the universe is made out of, how from empty space we get the planets and us, going deeper and deeper to particles so tiny, it is not clear how they had any kind of substance, and that is where this par
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 62 (some duplicates have been removed)